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Partners and Supporters
The Coastal Guardian Watchmen Network is a project of the Coastal First Nations Great Bear Initiative. The Sierra Club BC and Qqs Projects Society (Heiltsuk First Nation) were instrumental in establishing the Network and provide ongoing support.
|Coastal First Nations Great Bear Initiative (formerly Coastal First Nations Turning Point Initiative) is an alliance of First Nations on British Columbia’s North and Central Coast and Haida Gwaii. They play a leadership role in bringing together a range of interests on the coast to address unsustainable policies and practices and work with First Nations communities to establish a conservation-based economy.|
|Sierra Club BC works to preserve BC’s imperiled wilderness and wildlife and ensures that BC is a global leader when it comes to tackling climate change.|
|Qqs Projects Society works to support Heiltsuk youth, culture and environment and conducts a range of research and monitoring activities.
The Coastal Guardian Watchmen Network gratefully acknowledges the support of Coastal First Nations-Great Bear Initiative who dedicated a significant portion of their regional Coast Opportunity Funds to support core Network activities for 2009-2011. The Coast Opportunity Funds manages both the Conservation and Economic Development Funds. These funds are dedicated to empowering the First Nations in the Central and North Coasts and Haida Gwaii to achieve healthy and vibrant economies and communities in partnership with the long term protection of their homelands for the benefit of future generations.
Financial support for the Coastal Guardian Watchmen Network comes from:
- Coastal First Nations-Great Bear Initiative
- Coast Opportunity Funds
- Sierra Club BC
- The Nature Conservancy
- Vancouver Foundation
- Moore Foundation
- Mountain Equipment Co-op
- Wilburforce Foundation
The Network acknowledges the support of organizations such as the Environmental Law Centre at the University of Victoria that provide technical and research support for the Coastal Guardian Watchmen Network.
Contact us if your organization would like to support our work.